Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Use It Up... and Quick & Easy Chicken Soup Recipe

Our family will be eating a lot more chicken than normal over the next few weeks months thanks to Tops Friendly Markets and their $0.50 Per Pound sale on chicken from last week!

I couldn't resist.

When I first spied that sale I instantly had visions of rotisserie chicken dancing in my head... I was looking forward to putting one of those bad boys in that rotisserie... visualize with me... I could smell it... I could... see it turning a nice golden color as it spun around and around and basted itself in it's yummy chicken-y juices... except, my dreamy visions of juicy and golden brown chicken soon turned into a... well, vision of disappointment... it wouldn't fit.  The chicken was to large for the rotisserie... I ignored that little voice in my mind when I was buying the chicken... you know, the voice that said THERE'S NO WAY THOSE CHICKENS ARE GOING TO FIT IN THE ROTISSERIE... The smallest chickens I could find at our Tops store were 6 pounds or more and when I stuffed one into the rotisserie... it squatted and groaned...  just like the voice in my mind told me it would.  So, in the oven she went... rotisserie chicken rub all...

That night along side the oven roasted chicken I served mashed potatoes, gravy, corn & stove top stuffing to my family and I did it FOR LESS than $5...  YES, you read correctly...  LESS THAN $5! 

The following day, with leftovers from my rotisserie oven roasted chicken I made six sandwiches for Ron to take to work...  He ate 2 at home and took 3 with him... Apparently they were good and Ron wasn't feeling as spiteful as I was about that darn chicken not fitting into the rotisserie.

Today, I put the remainder of that chicken to good use for Aunt Robin who needs a good dish of homemade chicken noodle soup so she can hopefully start feeling better....  

My $3.00 Chicken fed our family of 3 dinner... my husband lunch and finally, it will hopefully work it's magic on what's ailing Aunt Robin...

Quick & Easy Chicken Soup

4 Cups Chicken Broth

1 Shallot, Diced
1 Carrot, Sliced
2 Stalks Celery, Sliced into half moons
1 1/2 Cups Leftover Chicken
1/4 Box Fettuccine, broke into thirds (used up what was left in a box)
1 Teaspoon Parsley
Salt & Pepper to Taste

Bring chicken broth to a boil in a  2.5 Quart Sauce Pan.  Add the Shallot, Carrot, Celery & Fettuccine.  Return to a boil and cook 12 minutes longer; add Chicken and Parsley; Salt & Pepper to taste.

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